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Cordless tools for home improvement

Written by Toolsmith Direct

A sense of satisfaction always accompanies the completion of home improvement projects. Experienced DIYers will admit that the size of their tool set has increased drastically over time. This is only logical. Successfully completing a DIY project means having the right tools. Over the past years, cordless tools have become more accessible. The advantage of having no electric wires to tangle your feet has always been tempting. But it was always at a price. Fortunately, the prices are now more affordable.

Cordless Drill

For the DIYers who like to work outdoors, a cordless drill is essential. Working outdoors is not easy. Electrical sockets are rarely available and when they are, they are tucked in hard to reach places. To top it all, outdoors means pets running around, children playing and adults walking around. Having wires in those places is a recipe for disaster. A cordless drill is also a lot easier to manipulate. The lack of wires means that it can be held in more positions. This makes it the perfect tool when having to drill at heights.

Cordless Impact Wrench

Now this is for the serious DIYer. Using wrenches is always tiring and uncomfortable. By design, wrenches are very hard to operate in small areas. This makes impact wrenches great tools. Impact wrenches are designed to operate in hard to reach areas. These tools are perfect for that. Cordless impact wrenches take it one step further. Without wires attached, these tools are just a breeze to use. They can be easily manipulated to access even the hardest to reach areas.

Toolsmith Direct provides quality tools from service to sales for DIYers and some of their products offerings include Trades Pro brand tools.

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DIY Mattress Projects Using Foam

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Is your mattress getting old or uncomfortable? Sure, you can buy a new one, but purchasing a new mattress is expensive. A typical queen mattress starts at around $150, while special mattresses designed for ultimate comfort can cost in the thousands.

Instead of emptying your savings account for a new mattress, consider using foam to update or replace your current one. Foam can help you get a good night’s sleep. While foam is traditionally used as replacement cushions, many homeowners are now using it to create a more comfortable place to sleep at night. It has become a popular type of pad on which to sleep because foam is affordable, lightweight, and better for your body than an ordinary spring mattress.  Here’s how to add some comfort to your life with these easy DIY mattress projects using foam.

Add a topper to your existing mattress. Transform an old or uncomfortable mattress with a foam topper. A foam mattress topper is an affordable way to update your mattress without having to purchase a new one. Foam toppers are designed to mold to your body’s contours, providing your neck, shoulders, back, and legs with luxurious support. Toppers are also designed to evenly distribute your weight to prevent pressure points and provide ultimate circulation.

It’s easy to find the right foam topper for your mattress. There are many types of foam toppers on the market, including memory foam toppers and latex toppers. Simply select the type of foam you wish to purchase and provide the retailer with the size of your bed. Foam toppers should come in standard mattress sizes such as full, queen, and king.

Replace your current mattress with foam. If you need a new mattress, consider purchasing a foam mattress instead of the traditional mattresses available at the store. A foam mattress costs much less than a traditional spring mattress, but comes with all of the benefits. In fact, you might find that a foam mattress is better for your body than a traditional mattress.

So what are your options when it comes to foam mattresses? There are plenty! Depending on your needs and budget, you can find a comfortable foam mattress you won’t want to get out of in the morning. Foam mattress options include memory foam, conventional foam, and latex foam.

Purchasing foam for a mattress is easy. However, you have to buy the right type of foam because you can’t use the same foam you would use as a sofa foam replacement.
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This article is sponsored by The Foam Factory, an online retailer of foam and accessories, including mattress replacement foam and foam toppers.

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Easy Installation Doors

Article submitted by ETO Doors. Please find more information about ETO Doors by clicking this link. Also, please watch ETO Doors YouTube video.

ETO Doors has been manufacturing wood doors for more than ten years. In this time, we’ve learned more about what issues face our DIY customers and have tried to adjust the manufacturing and packing of our product to streamline the installation. And while we always recommend seeking professional assistance when installing new doors, we also understand that many simple projects can be handled with a few friends, some tools, and some elbow grease. The most important component to door installation is the measurements. ETO can create a beautiful door, pre-hang the door for extremely easy install, but if your measurements are off, even by an inch, it creates a problem that almost always required a carpenter’s assistance.

If you’re not completely comfortable with the idea of measuring your door opening (rough opening), we recommend at least seeking professional assistance for this component of your project. The second component that takes a bit of thought is the swing: inswing or outswing. Many times the swing will depend upon the door’s location. Front doors in the U.S. typically swing inward, towards the interior of your home, creating a more welcoming entrance (better than awkwardly hitting your guest with a door swinging outward). While interior doors often depend on the space. For small bathrooms it is better for a door to swing out, so that the door does not obstruct appliances or furniture within the bathroom. DIY door installation is as easy as 1-2-3. (1)When deciding on the swing, consider your space; (2) if you’re going to install yourself, make sure you take accurate measurements, and finally, (3) go to www.etodoors.com to pick your perfect DIY door!

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